Until now, Internet sensation ‘Overly Attached Girlfriend’ has been adored by fans for her crazy eyes and creepy pop-song parodies. Now, the 21-year-old is getting YouTube love for a recent charity stunt.
With such lyrics as “If I was your girlfriend, I’d drive you up the wall,”Laina Walker’s spoof of Justin Bieber’s hit “Boyfriend” has garnered more than 13 million hits on YouTube. Just five months since posting her first video, the online star has leveraged her fame to give back by accepting dares from fans in exchange for donations, WFAA reports.
“You dare me to do crazy stuff, and I follow through when we reach certain goals together,” Walker said of her “Dare to Share” campaign in a video on YouTube.
Over the course of five weeks, Walker was challenged to a range of embarrassing stunts, including drinking a mystery blend of five different foods and dancing Gangnam Style at an Apple store with her friends. (“He assumes I have friends,” Walker characteristically responded to @cooperlove45).
Walker committed to do each dare once her fans raised a certain amount of money.
Altogether, Laina has collected $22,286 for Surf Camp, a Texas-based organization that caters to kids with autism, according to WFAA. The camp teaches the kids to surf, helps them develop friendships and build their confidence.
“To think that the crazy, weird videos that I’ve done is resulting in something like this;” Walker told WFAA, “It makes it worth it and makes me feel like I’m using it for the right reason.”
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